- Camping and Cottages
- Sports and Leisure Activities
- Nature/History Programs
- School Group Programs
- Summer Camps
- Summer Concerts
- Indian River Marina
- Museums, Attractions, Brandywine Zoo
- Weddings, Meetings
- General Information
- Resident Curatorships
- Volunteering, Friends'
- Passes and Fees
Contact: Karen Minner
89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9193
Fax: (302) 739-3817
Summer Camps: June through August position working with elementary-aged children in Summer Camps located throughout the state. Activities and learning feature environmental, animal and physical fitness. A regular schedule allows for planned experience, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sites include Nature Centers and historical sites throughout the state.
Environmental Education: Working with field experts, interns will actively engage in resource-based educational program delivery, research and coordination on- and off-site. Located at Nature Centers throughout the state.
Environmental Stewardship: Working with Field Biologists as part of a crew, interns will learn to identify invasive plants, help eradicate them, conduct environmental research, and participate in and lead conservation projects and activities.
Park Management: Interns will work with Park Superintendents and staff to learn about and participate in all areas of park administration, including planning, operations and maintenance, staffing, special events, office administration, financial planning, reporting and customer service.
Historical Interpretation: Interns will conduct historical education programs in period dress, will research and develop programming and will deliver presentations on- and off-site. Interns will work with historical educators at a historical site that interprets Delaware history, the Civil War, WWII, the U. S. Life-Saving Service, and/or the Victorian and Colonial eras.
Historical Preservation: Working alongside our field experts, this position will utilize best practices and Department of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, as well as Section 106 requirements in preservation activities, where needed, at the more 450 historic buildings throughout the state. The position includes first-hand preservation work and research.
Marketing: Interns will work alongside our professional Marketing staff, engaging in best practices of marketing Delaware State Park programs, recreational facilities, special events and resources. The position includes all aspects of marketing, from ad generation and placement to social media and internet campaign devlopment, and partnership development.
Facility (Hospitality) Management: Delaware State Parks operates and maintains first-class meeting facilities and accommodations. From the beautiful Bellevue Mansion to the state-of-the-art Blue Ball Barn, from the LEED-certified Nature Center at Killens Pond to the youth camps and meeting facilities at Cape Henlopen, intern opportunities are available statewide dealing with all aspects of facility management and operation.
Building/Grounds Maintenance: This internship covers all aspects of park maintenance from care of open spaces to public places. Through hands-on work with field experts, interns will learn planning, purchasing, staffing and what goes into managing and taking care of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings.
Park Enforcement: Delaware State Parks enforcement staff members are professional men and women who have been certified by the Delaware State Police Academy. Interns in this position will learn and participate in the varied activities of a Park Ranger.
Accounting: This professional position places interns in the Business Services Unit, working alongside professional accounting staff, learning and participating in all aspects of accounting within a state government office.
Planning: Interns will join our professional planners as they implement everything from trail design to architectural drawing, from capitol priorities to project management, as well as GPS mapping, grant administration and federal land and water projects.
Web/Graphic Design: Our professional team of artists maintains a 3000-page website and produces promotional and informational materials across a wide array of media. Interns in this position will learn all facets of the work and participate in hands-on research, design and production.
Zoo Keeping: Interns working at our AZA-certified Zoo with our professional zoo and animal keepers will interact with the animals in a variety of activities, from feeding and diet, to care and activity.
Zoo Education: In this position, interns will deliver on-site and off-site educational programs to a variety of audiences, providing education and promoting awareness of animal facts and conservation issues. Interns will research, coordinate and lead programming.
Administrative Specialist: Interns’ experience in office and business practices will be put to work in a first-hand learning experience. Working in park and program offices, interns will participate in all activities of operating and running a park or program office.